Re: Funny Stuff You've Heard People Say
We had a 80something lady as a teacher while learning German in the army. She was a very sweet old lady. Towards the end of our time there she recounted a story of an encounter she had with a student in a previous class. She told it to us all in German of course, but the gist of it was the student was very polite and used all of the proper forms when attempting to ask her to move so he could sweep the room. The only problem was that he mixed up the verbs; instead of using the verb stören he used zerstören. One means bother, the other means destroy.
"Ma'am, may I please destroy you?"